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Fire-tufted Barbet

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About the Fire-tufted Barbet

The Fire-tufted Barbet is a species of barbet found in Indonesia and Malaysia. They have a pretty green plumage with deep green backs and pretty lime green breasts. Males, like our Birdorable version here, have a tuft of red feathers above the beak.

Fire-tufted Barbets feed on figs and other fruits, as well as insects. They are resident birds in their range (non-migratory) and remain relatively sendentary throughout their lifespan.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 07 December 2015
Scientific Name Psilopogon pyrolophus
  • Piciformes
  • Megalaimidae
  • Psilopogon
  • P. pyrolophus
Birdorable Family Toucans, Hornbills & Barbets
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 1 October 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
11 to 11.4 inches
3.7 to 5.2 ounces
Range Southeast Asia Asia

International Names

  • 火簇拟鴷 (Chinese)
  • vousák pruhozobý (Czech)
  • Ildskægget Skægfugl (Danish)
  • Vuurpluimbaardvogel (Dutch)
  • kaskasseppä (Finnish)
  • Barbu à collier (French)
  • Rotbüschel-Bartvogel (German)
  • Barbuto ciufforosso (Italian)
  • アカフサゴシキドリ [akafusagoshikidori] (Japanese)
  • Rødbustskjeggfugl (Norwegian)
  • zaroczub (Polish)
  • Красночубый бородастик (Russian)
  • Barbudo Picofuego (Spanish)
  • Eldtofsbarbett (Swedish)

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